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Propellerheads bring Reason Compact to your iPhone, with Link and export to Reason 10

Delivered... Ashley Elsdon | Scene | Tue 28 Aug 2018 11:57 pm

This came out of the blue completely. Propellerheads have delivered a totally new way to get your work into Reason and, what’s more, when you sign up you can grab a copy of Reason Lite for free. Which is in itself a pretty cool thing.

According to the developer …

Reason Compact puts an amazing-sounding powerful synthesizer right at your fingertips. Go from download to downbeat in just 10 seconds with intuitive controls and helpful tutorials. Get started for free, then add new sounds and more controls only when you’re ready. Reason Compact is loaded with innovative tools like a smart keyboard so you never have to worry about hitting a wrong note—just make music and have fun!

  • Create amazing synth sounds with Reason’s flagship Europa synthesizer
  • Get inspired from presets made by world-class music producers
  • Quickly create compositions with the smart keyboard, note grid and Chords tools
  • Tweak your tone using powerful filters and built-in effects
  • Connect Reason Compact to other music apps and collaborate
  • Export your ideas and finalize them on your desktop with Reason 10

FEATURES:

Get Started Quickly

  • Intuitive tools to help you capture your creativity
  • Press any key to make professional-sounding melodies with the smart keyboard
  • Automatically create lush synth chords with a single key using the Chords tool
  • Play rhythmic sequences with the touch of a button using the Arpeggiator
  • Polish your performance to perfection using the note grid
  • Start simple and unlock new features as you grow

Make Amazing Sounds and Melodies

  • Reason Compact puts one of the world’s most powerful synths in your pocket
  • Create synth sounds using 16 different types of waveforms
  • Use the Shape controls to morph waveforms and transform your sound
  • Make synths sound huge with the Unison effect
  • Add depth and texture to your tracks using distortion, delay, and reverb effects

Connect and Collaborate

  • Collaborate with others in real-time using Ableton Link
  • Connect Reason Compact with other music apps using Audiobus or Inter-app Audio
  • Get inspired and create music with others via Allihoopa

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • iOS 11

Reason Compact is on the app store and is free, plus, if you sign up soon you can get a free copy of Reason Lite

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Propellerheads bring Reason Compact to your iPhone, with Link and export to Reason 10

Delivered... Ashley Elsdon | Scene | Tue 28 Aug 2018 11:57 pm

This came out of the blue completely. Propellerheads have delivered a totally new way to get your work into Reason and, what’s more, when you sign up you can grab a copy of Reason Lite for free. Which is in itself a pretty cool thing.

According to the developer …

Reason Compact puts an amazing-sounding powerful synthesizer right at your fingertips. Go from download to downbeat in just 10 seconds with intuitive controls and helpful tutorials. Get started for free, then add new sounds and more controls only when you’re ready. Reason Compact is loaded with innovative tools like a smart keyboard so you never have to worry about hitting a wrong note—just make music and have fun!

  • Create amazing synth sounds with Reason’s flagship Europa synthesizer
  • Get inspired from presets made by world-class music producers
  • Quickly create compositions with the smart keyboard, note grid and Chords tools
  • Tweak your tone using powerful filters and built-in effects
  • Connect Reason Compact to other music apps and collaborate
  • Export your ideas and finalize them on your desktop with Reason 10

FEATURES:

Get Started Quickly

  • Intuitive tools to help you capture your creativity
  • Press any key to make professional-sounding melodies with the smart keyboard
  • Automatically create lush synth chords with a single key using the Chords tool
  • Play rhythmic sequences with the touch of a button using the Arpeggiator
  • Polish your performance to perfection using the note grid
  • Start simple and unlock new features as you grow

Make Amazing Sounds and Melodies

  • Reason Compact puts one of the world’s most powerful synths in your pocket
  • Create synth sounds using 16 different types of waveforms
  • Use the Shape controls to morph waveforms and transform your sound
  • Make synths sound huge with the Unison effect
  • Add depth and texture to your tracks using distortion, delay, and reverb effects

Connect and Collaborate

  • Collaborate with others in real-time using Ableton Link
  • Connect Reason Compact with other music apps using Audiobus or Inter-app Audio
  • Get inspired and create music with others via Allihoopa

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • iOS 11

Reason Compact is on the app store and is free, plus, if you sign up soon you can get a free copy of Reason Lite

The post Propellerheads bring Reason Compact to your iPhone, with Link and export to Reason 10 appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Cute little €99 NES, acid music toys: coming soon, totally connected

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Tue 28 Aug 2018 9:04 pm

Twisted Electrons’ small, fun-looking boards with acid and Nintendo chip sounds are one of the sound toys we’re most eagerly anticipating this year. And now they’re adding some connectivity: clock, USB MIDI, and an editor.

Here’s the story so far: Twisted Electrons have already been making some pretty powerful desktop synths and sequencers. But then they were inspired by Teenage Engineering’s dirt-cheap, impulse-buy tiny boards, the Pocket Operators. (It’s okay to say that; they’re open about the inspiration and it sounds like those crazy kids up in Sweden are more than happy about it.) So, they took the 8-bit acid bass wavetable sounds and step sequencer out of their acid8 synth, and added a new synth inspired by the chip from the classic Nintendo Entertainment System console.

We saw these boards first at Superbooth in Berlin. They look like fun little gadgets, especially if you’re after some chip sounds.

And oh wow does the NES board sound great. Plus, I like that this takes a hands-on approach to sound and step sequencing – nothing against trackers and the program-the-sound approach, but it’s nice to have the same sound set with a different approach:

The “acid” uacid8 instrument is sexy, too – love child of a TB-303’s squelch and the grittier sounds of chip music:

If you were already waiting for them, there was a manufacturing delay as they moved manufacturing into Europe. But now we get extra features:

1. MIDI clock compatibility

2. USB MIDI support

3. VST editor for desktop

Ah-ha! So now, instead of having some fun toys you play around with for an evening that then collect dust, you can be sure you’ll be able to wire these into your existing setup, sync them up, and be productive actually adding them to projects and make some finished songs.

DAW integration looks like so:

The soundtrack for that video game you dreamed of as a kid can now be a reality. Get making and become the chip composer legend you never were.

Or, at least, get ready to do that around October when these ship. We’ll be waiting. That’s €99 for the world that isn’t in the Eurozone, plus a little more with VAT if you’re on the inside of the Fortress Europe walls.

Preorder product pages:

https://twisted-electrons.com/product/hapines-pre-order/

https://twisted-electrons.com/product/uacid8-pre-order/

The post Cute little €99 NES, acid music toys: coming soon, totally connected appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

ELECTRIC ZOO LINEUP, TICKETS, AFTERPARTIES AND MORE

Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Tue 28 Aug 2018 7:15 pm
Electric Zoo will hits its tenth year as the go-to electronic music festival in New York as one the biggest, baddest festivals in the city. It features a lineup of house music, trance, dubstep, electro and more! It's happening this weekend!

More September Regulatory Dates – Effective Date of New Application Fees, Filing Deadline for TV Shared Services Agreements, Lowest Unit Rate For September Election and Reminder on Repacking Requirements

Delivered... David Oxenford | Scene | Tue 28 Aug 2018 1:48 pm

Yesterday, we wrote about the regulatory dates coming up for broadcasters in September.  Even though that was an extensive list, we realized later that we left a few off.  So here are a few more issues to consider in September.  Plus, the FCC yesterday reminded repacked TV stations of all of the requirements for TV stations involved in the repacking of the TV band following the Incentive Auction which, as we noted in our post yesterday, formally begins this month.

One date that we overlooked was the effective date for a general increase in FCC application fees – those fees that commercial broadcasters pay every time they file an application for a construction permit, approval of a purchase or sale of a station, a license renewal, an STA or many other requests for FCC action.  As we wrote here, the FCC recently announced that the fees were going up to reflect inflation.  Last week, the FCC issued a Public Notice announcing that those new fees are effective on September 4.  So commercial stations filing applications on September 4 or afterward need to remember to pay the new fees, or risk having their applications returned.

Another obvious date that we omitted from the long list of September regulatory dates is the first day of the Lowest Unit Rate window for the November election.  45 days before a primary or 60 days before a general election, political candidates (whether Federal, state or local – see our post here) can only be charged the lowest unit rate that any commercial advertiser is paying for advertising spots of the same class that are running during the same time period.  See our articles here and here for more information about the lowest unit charge window which, for the November election, starts on September 7.  For more information about political broadcasting rules generally, see our Political Broadcasting Guide.

A somewhat less obvious date is the deadline for filing TV shared services agreements.  In its 2017 order reconsidering the FCC’s decision in its last Quadrennial Review of the ownership rules, the FCC decided to retain the previously announced requirement that TV stations file shared services agreements with the FCC.  We wrote about that obligation here, addressing the broad definition that the FCC gave to a shared services agreement.  The FCC gave stations 180 days to comply for any agreements that were already in effect at the time the new rule became effective (new agreements being required to be filed “in a timely fashion” once entered into).  Time flies, and that 180-day deadline is now upon us, on September 19.

Finally, the FCC on Monday released a Public Notice setting out all the deadlines that must be met by TV stations that are being repacked following the Incentive Auction.  With September 14 starting the testing period for TV stations assigned to move to their new channels in Phase 1 of the repacking, this notice is very timely.  The notice talks about the deadlines in the transition and the various notices and public education requirements that stations early in the repacking schedule should be contemplating right now.  The Public Notice also notes that any Phase 1 station that is unlikely to meet the required November 30 deadline for completion of their transition to their new channel must file an extension by September 4.

So add these to the list of September dates that we gave you yesterday, as well as any other specific deadline that may apply to your own station, and you can see that the academic year will begin with a bang.  Get ready for a busy month ahead!

Sampling Stories Vol. 19: Kritzkom

Delivered... Hannes Liechti (Norient) | Scene | Tue 28 Aug 2018 6:00 am

Processes of sampling sometimes happen completely hidden for the listener. The samples are not audible at all, audible but not recognizable, or they are not even physically present in the track. Berlin-based producer Kritzkom rarely works with samples and, accordingly, on her 2016 techno track «Inner March for Utopia» synth basses and melodies dominate. But if one digs deeper one can find the traces of a sample of the Kurdish national anthem.

Marine Drouan aka Kritzkom (Photo © by Udo Siegfriedt, 2017)

Marine Drouan, the artist behind the moniker Kritzkom, has contributed the track «Inner March for Utopia» to the #Rojava campaign by female:pressure. Back in early 2016, the international women network aimed to raise awareness for the female fighters of the resistance movement taking place in the cantons of Rojava in Northern Syria. In another sequel of the sampling stories I have already reported on a track from the same project. I finally contacted Drouan because I was interested in whether she has used any sampling material in «Inner March for Utopia» that is directly connected to Rojava.

Digging Traces of Sampling

«It’s sometimes super hard for me to remember what I have done. I don’t know if I can help a lot», Drouan kindly said when we were making ourselves comfortable in front of her screen. This uncertainty she shares with a lot of producers of electronic music: the production process gets lost as soon as the final mix has been made. When I contacted her via email, she told me about a sample of the Kurdish national anthem that she had sampled for the track (see SoundCloud playlist below). As I couldn’t hear a single hint of the anthem in the track, and as Drouan has never spoken about the sample in the public, I came to directly dig the sample in the Ableton files.

We quickly found a full-length audio file with the flute-style MIDI melody of the national anthem of Kurdistan. Going back to the project files we identified the same sample, or, to be more precise, the traces of what was once been the sample. Only one note of the anthem’s melody survived. This sustained note was looped four times with short breaks in between, over the span of a little bit more than half a minute in the middle of the track (1:58-2.33, see screenshot and hear the sample in the SoundCloud playlist below) and heavily manipulated by a larger chain of effects: Granulator, EQ, Ping Pong Delay, and Glue Compressor.

Screenshot from the Ableton project of «Inner March for Utopia»

Hidden Sampling: Musical DNA

Drouan told me how she came about sampling the anthem: «I remember there have been many links, many materials that female:pressure has provided for options to work with. My first idea then was to try to use this part of the melody.» Basically, this sample was her only direct connection to the topic of the Rojava campaign and that’s why she wanted it to be part of the track. «But I never was happy with it», she continues.

In some stages of the project the sample was less concealed, and that was the reason that it almost disappeared in the final mix. There, it only adds a little bit of texture (that gets obvious if one plays the track without the sample, see playlist below). Nevertheless, the sample is important for the track: it represents Drouan’s engagement with the topic of the woman fighters in Rojava during the production process. The sample has finally survived as kind of a musical DNA: it is there, concealed, but if you remove it, something is missing. Drouan herself considers the sample as «kind of a ‹pre-text›. A text that was there before the track and that has inspired it».

«Inner March for Utopia» – from the Sample to the Final Mix

#Rojava – the Compilation

Read More on Norient

> Hannes Liechti: «Sampling Stories Vol. 14: Olivia Louvel»
> Hannes Liechti: «Sampling Stories Vol. 8: Dubokaj»

This article has been written on the basis of two interviews, taken place on 24.11.2017 and 11.4.2018. It has been published in the context of the PhD research on sampling in experimental electronic music by Hannes Liechti. For more info click here.

EDC LAS VEGAS TICKETS JUST WENT ON SALE FOR LOYALTY MEMBERS

Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Tue 28 Aug 2018 1:15 am
Pasquale Rotella rolled out a payment plan with a deposit of $20 and a $49 monthly fee for Loyalty members of EDC Las Vegas.
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